Mary Webster (American actress)

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Mary Webster (March 13, 1935 – January 23, 2017) was an American actress of film and television.

Career[edit]

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Webster was raised in Santa Monica, California, and finished high school there.[1] She studied acting at California's Pasadena Playhouse in its theatre arts program. Her first film role came in 1957 as the love interest in The Delicate Delinquent, with Jerry Lewis in his first solo film following his Martin and Lewis years. Webster then appeared in The Tin Star, her first foray into the Western genre, carried into many television roles. In 1961, she appeared in the science fiction film Master of the World with Vincent Price.[2][3]

Aside from Westerns, Webster appeared in various television shows, including two The Twilight Zone episodes – "A Passage for Trumpet" and "Death Ship", both of which starred Jack Klugman.[2][3]

On Broadway, Webster appeared in Dear Charles (1954).[4] She also made national tours with the companies of The Desperate Hours and Mister Roberts.[1]

Webster retired from acting in the mid-1960s. She moved to Dallas, Texas and lived there until her death at age 81 on January 23, 2017. She was survived by her son.[2][3] Her body was cremated, and her ashes retained by family.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bright Young Actress, Four Others To Appear". The Austin American. Texas, Austin. November 8, 1957. p. 29. Retrieved May 19, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  2. ^ a b c Barnes, Mike (January 27, 2017). "Mary Webster, Actress in 'Master of the World,' Dies at 81". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 31, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Wollstein, Hans J. (June 1, 2012). "From my collection: Mary Webster & The Twilight Zone". hjwollstein.blogspot.com. Retrieved January 31, 2017.
  4. ^ "Mary Webster". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 20 May 2018. Retrieved 20 May 2018.

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